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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
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Sep 22, 2008

really liked it
Read in September, 2008

The writing is brilliant, the plot is unusual. But-- perhaps like in life-- where are the good guys? Esmerelda doesn't say much other than "Oh Pheobus!" She's a very flat character, imho. The book seems to be a study in love gone wrong-- romantic love, parental love, all gone wrong. There are examples of charitable love toward Quasimoto, and in the end he performs a selfless act for Esmerelda, but overall it was a very depressing look at love vs lust, and a study in what not to do. five stars for the writing itself (lovely), but docked a point because it leaves me discouraged with everyone.
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Fabiano Lourenco Those were dark, loveless times Hugo is talking about in this book. People were only one level ahead of beasts.


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